Web Analytics
das Blog

Spiele und Spaß Games and Fun

3 New Ways to Learn German at Home

3 New Ways Learn German at Home.png

You could be at home, you could be in a park, you could be on your own balcony.

Every place is a good place to learn a bit of German.

Here are three new ways you can learn a bit of German in any of those places.

1. eine Wortsuche

A word search is a good way to engage with German over a bit of time, but it's not so much energy that you can't get started or keep focused.

In fact, that's exactly what one Klub member said about the word search activity in the Klub:

 "The word search was so...

Read more…

einen Zungenbrecher üben Practice a Tongue Twister

Zungenbrecher üben practice tongue twister.png

der Zungenbrecher = tongue twister

Heute können Sie einen Zungenbrecher üben! Hier können Sie das PDF herunterladen:

PDF herunterladen

Dann schauen Sie das Video. Ich helfe Ihnen dabei, das /ts/ aussprechen zu können und den Zungenbrecher zu lernen. Viel Spaß dabei!

*

auf Englisch:

Today you can practice a tongue twister! You can download the PDF here:

download PDF

And then watch the video. In the video I'll help you correctly pronounce the /ts/ sound and to learn the tongue twister. Have...

Read more…

Heute Abend: heiße Liebe

Heute Abend Heiße Liebe.png

You won't hear this language in your regular German class.

Tonight ONLY, attend German: The Language of Love and learn how German has its own, wonderful ways of expressing love.

I'm putting in a few pet names you definitely won't hear in other German courses. This is the real stuff.

You will learn pet names that Germans use for their spouses, their partners, and even their kids.

You'll learn a couple of different ways to say "I love you" because there is more than one way in German.

And...

Read more…

First "Sprechseminar" is "German: The Language of Love"

Sprechseminar German The Language of Love.png

Love is French, right?

Nein!

Love is every language, every culture, every country.

Even German.

On February 12th you can attend my very first Sprechseminar (speaking seminar) entitled "German: The Language of Love" and you can learn that German has its own, wonderful ways of expressing love.

I'm putting in a few pet names you definitely won't hear in other German courses. This is the real stuff.

You will learn pet names that Germans use for their spouses, their partners, and even their kids.

...

Read more…

Die Glückspilze sind...

Herzlichen Dank an alle, die teilgenommen haben!

This was a really fun way to celebrate my first 5 years of business and to spread the German product love. I hope you discovered some new products you might not have known otherwise and if you're a winner, your item will be on its way to you soon (with the exception of the Lebkuchen, which will ship around Thanksgiving).



Die Gewinner sind:

Tag 1, Stabilo Stifte: Katarina G., Texas, USA

Tag 2, Klipp und Klar: Michele R., New York, USA

Tag 3, 3...

Read more…

Friday Funday!

Hallo zusammen!

I hope you enjoyed last weekend's intense one-goal-only-goal-setting. If you haven't set your ONE goal for 2018 yet, please click on "Blog" above and read Parts 1-3 of 3 in "How to Royally Screw up your German Learning in 2018."

Dieses Wochenende bin ich auf einer Hochzeit. Ich muss noch arbeiten und meine Sachen packen, also gibt es jede Menge zu tun. Deswegen gibt es diese Woche nur drei Witze! Dann ist diese Post kurz und knapp und Sie haben noch was davon.

Witz Nr. 1:

Zwei...

Read more…

This Video Proves that Germans Have Humor

This Video Proves that Germans Have Humor.png


Q: How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: One. We are efficient and don't have humor.

*GROAN*

That's simply not true! Have you been to a German wedding where a guest prepares a game for the bride & groom to play? Usually it's something along the lines of "How well do they really know one another?" Or a guest prepares a kind of comedy show with funny skits for the other guests to enjoy. Germans do have humor, it's simply different than what we expect.

If you still don't...

Read more…

5 German Board Games for Any Day of the Year

5 German Board GamesBesides books and reading, it's safe to say the board games are a known German cultural element. Games are so important to Germans that there is a Verein (club) that reviews games every year known as the Spiel des Jahres (game of the year). There are different categories, three of which are:

  • Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres (Children's Game of the Year)
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres (Game of the Year for Experienced Players)

You can stay up-to-date on their announcements...

Read more…